Gabe Watson scored Piedmont’s game-winning touchdown on an 83-yard kickoff return with less than two minutes in the contest at Hayward on Friday.
Linebacker Joe Cumbelich sacked Hayward’s quarterback twice in the final series to clinch Piedmont’s 24-20 victory over the Farmers Friday.
Defensive back William Bird nabbed Piedmont’s only interception and tallied nine tackles at Hayward.
Wide out Andrew Meredith caught three passes for 64 yards and scored on two of them at Richmond High on Friday.
Cole Gruendl was efficient in Piedmont’s 46-0 rout over Richmond on Friday, throwing 5 of 7 for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He had nice blocking all night: pictured is Connor Addiego (57).
Matt Burge (52) scored Piedmont’s first points of the night with a defensive safety and was a big force on the line in Piedmont’s goal line stands.
While head coach Scott Coats and his team weren’t terribly pleased with the way PHS played, the Highlanders still put up another offensive spectacle on the road Friday, defeating the Richmond Oilers 46-0. (more…)
Senior defensive tackle Hunter Abel was at the heart of Piedmont’s run-stop defense, leading the Highlanders in tackles on Friday.
Linebacker Fiachra Collins made an interception and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown in Piedmont’s 59-7 rout over Albany on Friday.
Junior running back Gabe Watson ran five times for 154 yards including a PHS record-setting 99-yard touchdown run at Albany Friday night.
The National Football League was founded just about the same time Piedmont fielded its first football team in 1921. And as you can imagine, the NFL produced dynasties—Archie Manning, Bob Griese, Howie Long and Don Shula all played pro football, as did their sons. If fact, there are over 30 (more…)
“Emlen Tunnell was the first black player voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was the first defensive specialist elected to the Hall of Fame. He played his last game over 50 years ago. And though he still ranks second all-time in interceptions, Tunnell is little remembered. (more…)